lowest I’ve gotten Mysterious Figure to is a bar and half out of his four. It seems the main key to his strategy is his whip move that pulls you in. That allows him to do infinite combos that will bypass Once More. However, the keystone to it is that it relies on you trying to heal instead of dodge rolling away. Ventus can break out of the combo if you make the *~crazy person~* decision to value invincibility frames over Curaga’s 75th-of-a-second vulnerability period.
also he’s pulling some Emerald Weapon BS and will just flat out kill you if you have too many abilities equipped so take out all nonessential materia and we’re good to go
today’s was the hardest test I’ve ever taken orz
could be anywhere from 62~84 but I’m betting more in the 70s range
tomorrow - chapter exam for japanese
thursday - section 3 exam for egyptian archaeology
friday - oral exam for japanese
all week - project for composition
now - nap with dog
presentation went well, altho I didn’t realize so until the teacher told me
I just got home from the Monday shop tournament, I placed second with my Dictator deck. I could have taken first, but in the second match of the finals I misjudged the situation by dropping 20k to go two to pass vs Labrador’s limit break when it would have been better to just no-guard, and from that point on I couldn’t come back. Then I was gradelocked at 1 for two or three turns in the third game and finally was able to ride a Rugos, and if I’d gotten through one more turn Ildona would have put me back in the game all the way (lucky critical triggers early on had the opponent at 5 and me at 3) but then the opponent double crit’d my two-to-pass that turn over Labrador’s LB and I went from 3 to 6 immediately. It was frustrating, I’ve been getting double triggered a lot by desperate opponents tonight, and gradelock at 2 has been happening a lot as well. Rounds were vs Blockade, DOTE, PRISM, DOTE and PRISM; 2-0, 0-2, 2-1, 2-0, 1-2, so 7-5 overall.
Next week is the sneak peek event, I’ve decided that I’m going to enter if I can make it in time. I want the Alfred playmat, it matches The Dark Dictator better than Majesty does, and I figure that even though there’s nothing in this set I really want I can easily get most if not all of my money back by selling the cards I pull. Affording TD10’s exclusives will be easy because of my shop’s deals, but everything after is a little up in the air. I do still have other options on the table…
today I’m doing a presentation on arcade discourse and culture I made the powerpoint and the video this morning I’ve got this covered the only problem is that I have to wait an hour and a half to actually give it
like can i just not have Japanese today I want to hurry up and go talk at people about video games
Once upon a time, I was the kid looking through the window and wishing I could be a part of the people inside it. I really really wanted that small group of people to call me their friend. More than ever before, I didn’t want to be so alone. Things were on the up for me—I had just started to attract blog traffic, my sister was helping me monetize on blogspot, I was coming into my own as a cardfighter and striking out to prepare for turning pro. But I was doing all these things by myself. I didn’t have anyone to win for, or to write for. My mom could coach me and give me all her 30+ years of experience, but she couldn’t steer the boat herself. None of the people that made vanguardus possible could. That was all on me. But steering on your own is awful and I wanted these people, who laughed and cried together and had so much fun with something that I had become increasingly dispassionate about, to accept me. I knew I was an outsider and would never be a part of their original generation. I wasn’t there for the first bus. I wasn’t even there when Blue Haired Guy became a thing.
That small group of people was fanguard, and as a group they brought me a very precious experience in an unstable time in my life. I want to share that experience with other people that are stuck behind the window. There’s been this very palpable hostility between older and newer members, and while I admittedly feel it, especially against the generation that came in during the Circuit and embraced it, there isn’t room for that sort of thing in fanguard. If we’re to move on, to support people like we used to and form a close-knit community, that means breaking down personal barriers and accepting new things and new people. The Circuit created a schism that divided us, that caused a lot of people to drop off or quit entirely, and that pattern’s continued in a haphazard way with a lot of people getting on and off the train while new people come in. That division is a weakness. We can’t stand at all if we don’t support one another.
I’m sad that most all of the people that I knew back then are gone. I will never get over losing them. For me the experience is that I walked in the door and everybody else walked out. But in the meantime new people have walked in, and some of the guys and girls that I knew back then came back, and even if it’s not quite what I asked for, what’s here now is what I need to support so that other people don’t live with that same experience. If Blaster Dark taught me anything, it’s unwavering resolve.